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911 calls released after fight involving Southington school district staff member

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Melinda Chantea Fisher after confrontation at a Southington elementary school. (Southington Police/WFSB) Melinda Chantea Fisher after confrontation at a Southington elementary school. (Southington Police/WFSB)
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

The Southington Police Department released after an altercation between two faculty members at an elementary school in Plantsville section on Thursday morning.

The fight was reported at the South End Elementary School, which is located on Maxwell Noble Drive.

The fight resulted in the arrest of 29-year-old Melinda Chantea Fisher, of Wallingford. She was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.

According to police, an argument between Fisher and her supervisor started after the supervisor addressed Fisher for being late to work. Police said Fisher allegedly punched the supervisor in the face, and tried to do it a second time.

Fisher then reportedly threw a cup of coffee at the supervisor as that person tried to run from Fisher.

Police said the victim fell to the ground and Fisher was seen trying to bang the victim's head against a wall and was kicking the victim as well.

At this time, police said a parent was dropping off a student and staff members then intervened and pulled Fisher from the victim.

The victim reported to have head, face and back pain and was taken to a local hospital.

The school was placed in a secure mode for a short time.

Police said Fisher is employed as a district-wide technology assistant and the victim is employed as a district-wide technology supervisor.

South End School Principal Ein Nattrass wrote a letter to parents, which said that students saw a part of the fight. Nattrass added that no students were ever in danger. 

Police were called to South End Elementary School and are handling the investigation.

Counseling staff was made available to the students. 

The school superintendent told Eyewitness News that personnel matters are not discussed.

It is unclear what Fisher's job status is at this time.

She is expected to appear in court on May 2.

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